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2012 Maryland Legislative Session – Additional Education Bills

Maryland's State Legislature in Annapolis

(Photo: Washington Post)

On Wednesday, January 11 at noon, the Maryland General Assembly convened for its 90 day session.  For the first time in a long time, education will not be at the top of legislator’s list of critical issues – at least at the beginning of the session. Some of the hot topics for 2012 will be the gas tax, same sex marriage, flush tax, gambling expansion, off-shore wind,  and of course, legislative redistricting.

We posted a previous list of education-related bills that we thought our SOEtalk readers would be interested in. We have decided to add a few more to that list. SOEtalk will keep readers informed on education-related bills as they are introduced and scheduled for hearing. We encourage all interested readers to follow those issues they care about and let their elected officials hear your opinions.

We have heard from Senator Bill Ferguson, an SOE alumni, and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, who are sponsoring legislation to provide universal preK in Maryland. Currently, preK education is offered to low-income students. The service would be funded with some of the revenue from slots machines. At this point, no hearing date has been scheduled.  We encourage readers to let us know of bills they would like us to follow.

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2012 Maryland Legislative Session – Additional Education Bills

Maryland's State Legislature in Annapolis

(Photo: Washington Post)

On Wednesday, January 11 at noon, the Maryland General Assembly convened for its 90 day session.  For the first time in a long time, education will not be at the top of legislator’s list of critical issues – at least at the beginning of the session. Some of the hot topics for 2012 will be the gas tax, same sex marriage, flush tax, gambling expansion, off-shore wind,  and of course, legislative redistricting.

We posted a previous list of education-related bills that we thought our SOEtalk readers would be interested in. We have decided to add a few more to that list. SOEtalk will keep readers informed on education-related bills as they are introduced and scheduled for hearing. We encourage all interested readers to follow those issues they care about and let their elected officials hear your opinions.

We have heard from Senator Bill Ferguson, an SOE alumni, and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, who are sponsoring legislation to provide universal preK in Maryland. Currently, preK education is offered to low-income students. The service would be funded with some of the revenue from slots machines. At this point, no hearing date has been scheduled.  We encourage readers to let us know of bills they would like us to follow.

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2012 Maryland Legislative Session – Additional Education Bills

  On Wednesday, January 11 at noon, the Maryland General Assembly convened for its 90 day session.  For the first time in a long time, education will not be at the top of legislator’s list of critical issues – at least at the beginning of the session. Some of the hot topics for 2012 will be the gas tax, same sex marriage, flush tax, gambling expansion, off-shore wind,  and of course, legislative redistricting.

 We posted a previous list of education-related bills that we thought our SOEtalk readers would be interested in. We have decided to add a few more to that list. SOEtalk will keep readers informed on education-related bills as they are introduced and scheduled for hearing. We encourage all interested readers to follow those issues they care about and let their elected officials hear your opinions.

We have heard from Senator Bill Ferguson, an SOE alumni, and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, who are sponsoring legislation to provide universal preK in Maryland. Currently, preK education is offered to low-income students. The service would be funded with some of the revenue from slots machines. At this point, no hearing date has been scheduled.  We encourage readers to let us know of bills they would like us to follow.

Continue Reading →

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